Islamic Relief volunteers join to pack meals for the hungry in Addison

  • Balqis Nasser of Chicago places food in a box during the Islamic Relief USA food packing event at New Royal Distributors in Addison Saturday.

      Balqis Nasser of Chicago places food in a box during the Islamic Relief USA food packing event at New Royal Distributors in Addison Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Abdullah Shawky, regional U.S. programs coordinator, shows Sarah Syed, right, of Carpentersville and Shazia Sultan of Hinsdale how to properly place items in a box during the Islamic Relief USA food packing event at New Royal Distributors in Addison Saturday.

      Abdullah Shawky, regional U.S. programs coordinator, shows Sarah Syed, right, of Carpentersville and Shazia Sultan of Hinsdale how to properly place items in a box during the Islamic Relief USA food packing event at New Royal Distributors in Addison Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Tuba Altaf, left, of Glen Ellyn, left, and Madiha Ali of Lombard finish packing a box during the Islamic Relief USA food packing event at New Royal Distributors in Addison Saturday.

      Tuba Altaf, left, of Glen Ellyn, left, and Madiha Ali of Lombard finish packing a box during the Islamic Relief USA food packing event at New Royal Distributors in Addison Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Ibraheem Oguntade of Oak Park stacks boxes on a pallet during the Islamic Relief USA food packing event at New Royal Distributors in Addison Saturday.

      Ibraheem Oguntade of Oak Park stacks boxes on a pallet during the Islamic Relief USA food packing event at New Royal Distributors in Addison Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 4/28/2018 5:26 PM

For volunteers who gathered Saturday in Addison, iIt was a day to think of others and to help those who lack the means to provide healthy food for their families.

It also was a day to spend time working with neighbors as hundreds of people gathered for the annual Ramadan Food Pack-Out sponsored by Islamic Relief USA.

 

Volunteers worked in two 4-hour shifts with the goal of preparing 5,000 packaged meals of nonperishable foods that will be distributed through area food pantries, houses of worship and other agencies.

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